Menokin Carpentry Workshop Nailed It!

What better way to spend a rainy, Northern Neck weekend than in a wood shop, surrounded by antique (and yes, some electric) tools, aromatic shavings and fun people?

A group of 15+ gathered at Menokin on an early October weekend to learn some tricks of the trade in restoring and recreating wooden features of old buildings. Instructors from Oak Grove Restoration shared helpful information such as choosing the right wood for the job, the history of wood and why the old stuff is better than the new stuff, and which tools do what.

Plenty of hands-on activities had students carving, scraping, smoothing, sharpening and drilling. Enjoy the pictures!

Stayed tuned for information about our next workshop, which will probably be in the Spring.

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